July 14, 1982

On this day in 1982, Pink Floyd’s The Wall was released in theaters.

The screenplay was written by Roger Waters and is based on the concept of the group’s 1979 record under the same title, The Wall.  All live scenes were directed by Alan Parker, animation was directed by political cartoonist and illustrator Gerald Scarfe with Alan Marshall producing.

Musician Bob Geldof played the main role of Pink, an emotionally distant, self loathing man who is wasting away. The film flashes back to his sad childhood, always searching for his father and journey’s into his adult life with his wife, exploring all sorts of demons, drugs and war.

It grossed just over $22,000,000 at the box office.


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